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Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: National Conference on Ending Homelessness

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is designed to support and accelerate the end of homelessness in Canada by giving community leaders, agencies, front line workers, researchers and policy makers the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.

Our expanded 2014 conference program is jam packed with pre-conference workshops and 50 concurrent sessions delivered by more than 130 leading Canadian and international presenters. This year we’re offering several new features including: a dedicated stream of youth homelessness content, a partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to present a stream of sessions with more advanced Housing First content, new rural and remote homelessness sessions, new interactive ‘Expert Roundtable’ sessions and much more.

Conference sessions are broken down into five streams:

  1. Leadership & Planning 
  2. Practice 
  3. Youth homelessness
  4. Housing First Training & Technical Assistance
  5. Homelessness Research & Policy

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November 03, 2014 at 9:00am - November 05, 2014
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
1088 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S3
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We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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